Apple iPhone 13

Apple introduced all new iPhones today: the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Max, and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

Physically identical in size to the iPhone 12s that they replace, Apple introduced some new innovations this year. The notch is smaller on the front screen, there are all new camera systems, and each contain a larger battery promising somewhere between one hour to 2 1/2 hours better battery life than last year’s respective model.

Those all new cameras are pretty incredible, although they increase the camera bump on the back of the iPhone substantially. The iPhone Pro camera bumps are nearly twice as thick but they improve zoom functionality and provide much better low light vision. iPhone 13 offers an incredible new Cinematic Mode for video capture that looks like a motion picture cinematographer lives inside your iPhone and makes decisions on who to focus on during a scene. (You can change focus even after the video is shot – the first time ever on a phone). However, as far as I can tell, cinematic mode only supports 1080p today, and I’m sure a 4K version will come in the iPhone 14.

In addition to the extra camera in the Pro models, their screens are brighter and faster with the ProMotion feature on Apple’s high end iPads finally making an appearance on an iPhone.

Should you buy iPhone 13?

Yes: If your phone is iPhone 11 or older; if you need all day battery life; or if you want the latest camera tech

No: If you already own iPhone 12; if you don’t need the best camera; or if you are stretched for cash.

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